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Welcome to Seed Certification

Welcome to Seed Certification.

Welcome to Defra’s Seed Certification Internet site – enabling you to make on-line applications for seed certification in England.

Seed of the main agricultural and vegetable species must be officially certified as having met certain quality standards before it is marketed. Seed certification is the process of certifying that these quality standards are met.

This Internet service offers you significant advantages:-

  • On-line checking to ensure fewer errors and greater efficiency;
  • Automatic calculation of fees;
  • Faster processing of your data;
  • Payment on-line;
  • On-line acknowledgement that your data has been received.

To start please select one of the menu options on the left hand side

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